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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 QLP Supplier Awards!

Ladies, gentlemen, and stress balls everywhere! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for—for the last couple of weeks, anyway. That’s right: it’s time to announce the winners of the first-ever Quality Logo Products® Supplier Awards!

For anyone just coming to the party, the humans at Quality Logo Products® have been working hard and voting for their favorites out of all the companies that make and customize the promotional products we sell. Suppliers were ranked primarily on their customer service and product selection. Everyone who works with our suppliers, from accounting to sales, got to pick the best of the best.

And when I say that they were working hard, I mean it! Sure, they weren’t lifting heavy boxes of water bottles or anything like that, but they did have to give their choices a lot of thought. It showed in the results, too. It was a close call, especially among the top five suppliers. There was only one point separating first place from second! Whew!

So let’s not put it off any longer. Here they are, the top ten promotional products suppliers according to QLP’s 2015 Supplier Awards!

Supplier-AwardsEvery one of these companies has been a pleasure for QLPers to work with, but Hit really took the cake and came out on top on a lot of people’s lists. So congratulations to everyone at Hit Promotional Products! Your product selection, your customer service—you all just really made our days every time we came into work.

We hope we’ve made it a great day for our winners, too, with the prizes we offered. First off, check out the custom trophy work we’ve got going! A lot of our suppliers actually make awards, so you know we had to work our booties off to come up with some unique trophies. Our first place winner, Hit Promotional Products, won the amazing trophy below.

QLP-Supplier-Awards-TrophyPlus, for being our top banana, Hit Promotional Products is getting treated to lunch! Will it involve bananas? Heck, no—we’re going all out and ordering Portillo’s for their entire office!

All of our winners will be receiving an awesome custom-made trophy. Check out the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-10th place trophies below!

2nd place:


3rd place


4th-10th place


Can’t get enough of those cool trophies? Here are some close ups of all of that shiny promo goodness!

As a final bonus, we created this fancy award logo for our suppliers to plaster all over their websites. Now the whole world can see who’s QLP-approved! If you’re on the list of our Top Ten Suppliers above, just right-click and save the image below, and you’ll have an image you can use throughout your website and social media accounts.QLP Supplier Award Logo

If you want to brag about your achievement (you know you do), feel free to copy/paste the embed code below to share our Supplier Awards badge on your blog or website!
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We had a blast putting this together and an even bigger blast working with all of our suppliers this year. So thanks, suppliers, for all of your efforts. Which one of you will come out on top in QLP’s 2016 Supplier Awards? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out!

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  1. Jen

    Congrats to everyone, and endless thanks to these teams. No surprises on the winners list there!

    Perhaps we should treat the Hit team to pizza instead? Floridians need to experience a REAL one 🙂

  2. Chase

    WOW I am surprised a little by this list. Perhaps a couple that I would have liked to see on there. But Well done HIT! That is awesome! Well done! Thank you for being awesome all the time! Shout out to all our other suppliers! You guys all kill it as well! 🙂

  3. alan

    That’s a well deserved top 10!

  4. Jay

    WOO! Congrats to Hit! Angie, CJ and the rest of the team down there have been amazing. The rest of the top 10 are no slouches either! In my mind, they’re all tied for 2nd.

    It’s relly great to see Numo getting the recognition they deserve for being increasingly awesome. Props to Heather Gaines for steering that ship in the right direction over the last couple years.

    • Melissa

      SERIOUSLY!?!?!? WOW. WOW. WOW. This is pretty unreal for us!!! We are so honored. For little ol’ us to be among this group of suppliers is amazing and so humbling. Thank you, QLP for obviously being amazing and top notch, we love you guys and we’re so grateful!

  5. Matt

    Congrats to Hit for taking the coveted trophy! Really, congrats to all of the suppliers on that list for making our jobs easier! Keep up the good work!

  6. PMO

    Congrats to all!

    It was well deserved on all accounts 🙂

  7. Jaimie

    This is awesome! I couldn’t think of more deserving suppliers! All 10 of these are FANTASTIC and help make our jobs so much easier! Great job guys! 🙂

  8. Ryan

    This list is awesome! As far as the number one spot goes, i believe hit deserves it. I know they work hard and it shows! Thank you to all the vendors for being so awesome!

  9. Kat D.

    Way to go EVERYONE who made the list!!!! We are certainly grateful for all of your help each and every year. YOU help QLP with our success and reaching milestones year after year and, for that, we THANK YOU!!

  10. Jon

    Way to go guys! Can’t wait until I get pictures of our reps with their awesome trophy – and enjoy the Portillo’s too. A Chicago favorite for our favorite people is the least we could do!

  11. Scott L

    I’ve got to say, it makes sense for those three to be at the top. Any time I’ve ever had to deal with any of them, their reps are top notch and always quick with their responses. Thanks for making my life so much easier!

  12. Rondell Caraos

    Awesome job EVERYONE! It really has been a pleasure working with all of you! Thank you for helping me love my job more than I already do! I think we all make a great team! #PortillosistheBEST! If you have never been to Chicago and tried their food… you will be very pleased! Thanks again for all your hard work!

  13. Greg

    Congrats to all! I guess HIT was a big HIT! LOL!
    Looking forward to working with all of these vendors for many more years to come!

  14. Stacy

    1st of all… That trophy is pretty stellar. Congratulations to all who placed! Being new at QLP I really do appreciate all the help and friendly direction from customer service ! Thanks for being so awesome!

  15. Angie

    Congrats to all! I hope to see some great photos of the awesome trophy being received at Hit.

  16. Erin

    YAY Hit with a BIG shout out to Angie!!! Congratulations to the top 10 – you’re all winners in our eyes! Thank you so much for your support and dedication which really makes our job easier – your efforts do not go unnoticed! Lets make 2015 the best year yet…GO TEAM!

  17. Jo

    Woo hoo! Thanks so much QLPers!! #4 ain’t bad, but we’re coming for the trophy next year… watch out HIT! 😉 😀 😀

  18. Serenity

    CONGRATS HIT!!!! That trophy is awesome! All the trophies are actually really cool! Congrats to all those awesome vendors! 🙂

  19. Kelly Bird

    Congrats to all of the suppliers and endless amounts of gratitude for being amazing to work with! QLP wouldn’t be what it is without the awesome teamwork we have with great vendors like top ten listed above. 🙂

  20. Leo

    Thanks again to all of the amazing suppliers and their fantastic work! Hit, job well done 🙂 I still amazed at the unique trophies the design/art team at Quality Logo Products was able to create! Before we know it, we will have to start voting for 2015!

  21. Sarah Sumner

    Congrats winners!!!!

  22. Ashley

    This was such a fun idea! First off, these trophies were AMAZING! I could stare at them for hours just trying to see all of the different intricacies and identifying all of the different items that went into making them! Second, Congrats to all of the winners! We couldn’t be where we are today without the supports from all of our suppliers! You are all winners in my book 🙂

  23. Sarah

    Do ALL Suppliers you work with get listed for the employees to vote on? This is a congratulatory list, but want to know the chances of other suppliers 😉

    • Mandy Kilinskis

      Hi there, Sarah!

      We have the very large vast majority on the list. (Beacon was, and is again on the list this year). If we don’t do a lot of sales with a vendor, they aren’t listed as a pre-written choice.

      However, we do have a spot for people to write in additional vendors and lots of our employees take advantage of that. 🙂

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